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Kimekomi Decorative Balls



It’s time to consider making some new and fresh decorations to adorn your home for Christmas. Kimekomi balls are perfect, fairly easy to construct, and versatile ornament to add a bit of elegance to your décor. They do not require any sewing. The balls can be hung on your tree or displayed in a basket. By choosing appropriate fabric prints and colors, Kimekomi balls can used to enhance any holiday decorations.

The basic process of constructing Kimekomi consists of drawing a design onto the ball, cutting the design into the ball, covering the ball with padded fabric, and adding decorative trims.

In this class you will produce four styles of Kimekomi balls. You’ll learn how to draw a geometrically precise pattern for three simple designs. You will also be shown how to use a template to create more complex patterns. This is the most complicated part of the process. 

Next, you’ll learn how to cut and attach the fabric to the ball.  Finally, you’ll add the trim and various finishing elements.

You'll need enough fabric to create four balls; fabric can be cotton, satin, velvet or any textile. Trim your balls with yarn, cording, lace, rickrack, or any other flexible trim. Rattail cord (3mm) is pretty and easy to use.


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: No sewing required for this class...
Materials Included: Materials needed, but not supplied are:
Requirements: Eight or more Fabric Pieces at least 8x3"
Quilt Batting Scraps - medium/lightweight, cotton or poly
Glue Sticks
Liquid Fabric Glue with Small Tip*
Soft 1/4" Plastic or Cloth Measuring Tape w/Metric Markings
Bead Headed Short Straight Pins*
Fine Point Permanent Marker
White Out
Carving Tool ( Xacto Knife, Hot Knife, Utility Knife)
Extra Knife Blades
Tucking Tool (Blunt Knife, Palette Knife, Metal Nail File, Screw Driver, Fine-Tipped Awl or Stylus)
Four 3-inch Smooth Foam Balls
Balls will be available for purchase for $1 each

*Items listed with an asterisk (*) are available at a 10% discount
Instructor: Deneen Pond
Instructor Bio: Contact Deneen with any questions at 360 797-4957 or denopond@olypen.com
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Price is for class instruction only.
Supplies indicated with an asterisk (*) can be purchased for 10% off.
CLASS REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.